18 Interesting DIY Raspberry Pi Case Ideas
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18 Interesting DIY Raspberry Pi Case Ideas

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The Raspberry Pi has been around for a few years now. This credit card sized computer has changed the world with its small size, and equally small price tag. With the countless possible ways it can be used, it is always a good idea to protect your Pi using a case. You might have got a case with your Raspberry Pi starter kit. If not, you can easily make your own for next to no cost.

Today I’ll cover the various DIY cases you can make for the Pi and the Pi Zero. You will find many of these designs can be easily modified to fit almost any small development board. Before you get started, it’s worth taking into consideration what kind of case would be most appropriate for you, as this can vary depending on your usage.Helpful ToolsFirst, lets look at a few handy tools out there to help with designing a case. Each version of the Raspberry Pi since the original Model B v1 has mounting holes, which allow you to secure the board to a surface. These vary depending on which board you own, though this handy cheat sheet by Raspberry Pi Spy covers mounting hole positions for them all, along with sizings for the official Raspberry Pi camera module.

For a more in depth run down of the dimensions, there are detailed mechanical drawings for each board available on the official Raspberry Pi site. These drawings show the size and position of every major component and port on the board.Alternatively, if you would rather not worry about spacing, you can buy a bare bones kit which fits around all of the ports, and add your own design to the rest of the housing. show more...